Today in the Revolution ...
Stamp Act Congress, meeting in New York, writes Declaration of Rights & Liberties.
British General Charles Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown, Virginia, at 2 PM. Though no one knows it, the Revolutionary War effectively ends.
POOR RICHARD'S ALMANACK
A Traveller should have a hog's nose, deer's legs, and an ass's back.
— Benjamin Franklin,1737